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Department Seminar

, Kreeger Economics Conference Room 100

Updated 4/14/15

The Department of Economics sponsors a weekly series in which economists from all facets of the profession present their cutting edge research on a wide variety of topics. All workshops are open to the public, and held on Wednesdays from 12:00 to 1:15 in Kreeger 100, unless otherwise noted.

February 11: Seth Gershenson, American University SPA
"Performance Standards and Employee Effort: Evidence from Teacher Absences"

February 18: Monica Hartmann, American University
"Automobile Maintenance Costs, Used Cars, and Private Information"

February 25: (CANCELLED. Will try to reschedule for a later date)
Robert H. Nelson, University of Maryland

March 4: Robert Feinberg, American University
"The Determinants of Cartel Duration in Korea"

No seminar March 11 due to Spring Break

March 18: Gisela Rua, Federal Reserve Board
"Inflation Expectations and Recovery from the Depression in 1933: Evidence from the Narrative Record"

March 25: Shushanik Hakobyan, Fordham University
"GSP Expiration and Declining Exports from Developing Countries"

**Special seminar March 26: Kevin P. Gallagher, Boston University and Johns Hopkins SAIS
"Ruling Capital: Emerging Markets and the Reregulation of Cross-Border Finance"
Location: MGC 247, 3:30-5:15 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the International Economic Relations program, SIS

April 1: Egon Zakrajsek, Federal Reserve Board
"Credit Market Sentiment and the Business Cycle"

April 8: Nobel Prize Winner George Akerlof, UC Berkeley/Georgetown/IMF
"Phishing for Phools"
**This seminar will be held in Ward 2**

April 15: Erdal Tekin, American University, SPA
"The Effect of Community Traumatic Events on Student Achievement: Evidence from the Beltway Sniper Attacks"

April 22: Nick Zolas, U.S. Census Bureau
"International Patenting Strategies with Heterogeneous Firms"

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